…if you’re a woman and you’re young, or if you’re a woman and you’re African American or Hispanic and maybe also low-income, you’re more likely to display very low levels of financial knowledge. To have a positive effect, financial education should be implemented in the early stages of a young girl’s life.
Dr. Annamaria Lusardi, Dartmouth Economics Professor
Because you are young or low income or a woman of color – are you automatically destined to have a poor financial future? Sheena Williams of SheWill doesn’t think so. SheWill is located in North Atlanta. Their programs teach fundamental financial skills such as saving, budgeting, and working. SheWill also provides in-depth literature that gives a basis for understanding credit cards, consumer debt, credit reports, comparison-shopping and career related empowerment tactics.
Sheena says “as an adolescent girl, my father would always reiterate the importance of being responsible with money. I did not understand what that meant nor was I educated on the importance of it. Due to financial illiteracy, I made irresponsible financial decisions and accumulated unnecessary debt. I bless God for provision, because my education and experiences attributed to the development of SheWill Inc. to help young girls avoid mistakes that could potentially paralyze their future endeavors.”
So many women feel stuck in unhealthy relationships because they don’t earn enough money or possess the skills to increase their income and their independence. Organizations like SheWill provide the support for women to gain financial stability and the ability to stand on their own financially.
SheWill was birthed in 2010. The organization name, SheWill, is an acronym derived from the founder’s name Sheena Williams and it is a declaration that SHE WILL possess the necessary skills to become whatever her heart desires.
Take a look at what SheWill does on Twitter http://twitter.com/SheWill_inc and on FB at http://www.facebook.com/SheWillinc. Website coming at the end of December: SheWill is the newest swagger partners – working together to empower girls and women.